Adina M. Ascher, PhD, LCSWProfessional Psychotherapy Services 
Online/Remote throughout California

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About Psychotherapy Services

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a doctoral degree (PhD) in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. [Click here to learn more about my experience in East-West Psychology at CIIS.] I have a unique orientation that borrows from the mindfulness traditions of the East, as well as the psycho-therapeutic approaches of the West.

I provide confidential and non-judgmental consultations, referrals, and professional psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups; deliver substance ab/use assessment and treatment; and address a broad range of client concerns and multiple diagnoses including: anxiety, depression, isolation, stress, grief, and creative/spiritual blocks. 

The focus of my clinical work reflects my areas of interest and expertise including self-esteem, self-care, healthy relationships, coping with chronic illness (such as HIV/AIDS), substance ab/use, gender identity, and sexual orientation. I have an eclectic style that incorporates motivational interviewing (MI), motivation enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness approaches as well as psychodynamic and systems-based interventions.

Check out a summary of my dissertation research here.
At the intersection of multiple marginalized queer identities: Illuminating the relationship between gender variance and nonheterosexuality.